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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

With a decade of experience visiting over 1,000 schools, author and stand-up comedian Oliver Phommavanh brings authors, both seasoned and new, to a journey of rediscovering ways to engage and inspire children during author visits through humour. 

Author Talks School visits

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh (Australia)

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. Oliver has performed at various comedy and writers festivals around Australia and Asia. Oliver’s recent books include Brain Freeze, Don’t Follow Vee and Natural Born Loser, and he is best known for Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy.

Denise Tan

Moderator Denise Tan (Singapore)

Denise is a bookseller who has worked with children’s literature for over a decade. In 2013, she very delightfully co-founded Closetful of Books. With Closetful of Books, she shares her love for stories by bringing bookfairs, talks and workshops with authors and illustrators to local and international schools.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.